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So Mitch McConnell says they don't have the votes to stop the Obama treaty with Iran, Bullshit, Some Democrats are still not voting for it and their is no fight left in these cowards. But you don't care what we the people think, And you still have your seats in the Senate and House. But this time your lies and cowardice been levied against God and the only Nation in the middle east that is truly an ally.
So Mitch McConnell says they don't have the votes to stop the Obama treaty with Iran, Bullshit, Some Democrats are still not voting for it and their is no fight left in these cowards. But you don't care what we the people think, And you still have your seats in the Senate and House. But this time your lies and cowardice been levied against God and the only Nation in the middle east that is truly an ally. You have told God Israel no longer matters and you should be very afraid, Because the Lords anger will eventually bring you down. So enjoy while you can Rhino's, Hell is coming to get you!!.
Capitalism Explained. This Is So Accurate It Hurts.
TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the income.
AMERICAN CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows. The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights to all seven cows back to your listed company. The annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more. You sell one cow to buy a new president of the United States, leaving you with nine cows. No balance sheet provided with the release. The public buys your bull.
AUSTRALIAN CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows. You are surprised when the cow drops dead.
FRENCH CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You go on strike because you want three cows.
JAPANESE CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk. You then create clever cow cartoon images called Cowkimon and market them worldwide.
GERMAN CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You re-engineer them so they live for 100 years, eat only once a month, and milk themselves.
BRITISH CAPITALISM: You have two cows. Both are mad.
CANADIAN CAPITALISM: You have two cows. Come to think of it, they look more like a pair of moose - in fact, yes they are. One speaks French, one speaks English. One fights to create a new country, the other won't let it. They both play ice hockey rather well.
ITALIAN CAPITALISM: You have two cows, but you don't know where they are. You break for lunch.
RUSSIAN CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You count them and learn you have five cows. You count them again and learn you have 42 cows. You count them again and learn you have 12 cows. You stop counting cows and open another bottle of vodka.
SWISS CAPITALISM: You have 5000 cows, none of which belong to you. You charge an outrageous fee to others for storing them.
CHINESE CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You have 300 people milking them. You claim full employment, high bovine productivity, and arrest and detain without trial the journalist who reported the number of cows.
NEW ZEALAND CAPITALISM: You have two cows. That one on the left is kinda cute...
Have to have some fun now.....
Can the GOP Be Trusted on Iran? Or are they too blood-mad?
Article by Patrick J. Buchanan
Ten weeks before the first U.S.-Soviet summit ever held in Moscow, in May 1972, North Vietnam, with Soviet-supplied armor and artillery, crossed the DMZ in an all-out offensive to overrun the South.
President Nixon responded with air and naval strikes on the North.
Yet Nixon went to Moscow and signed the first strategic arms agreement of the Cold War. He did not let Soviet-backed aggression against an ally prevent him from signing a SALT agreement he believed was in the vital interests of the United States.
Three months earlier, Nixon had gone to Peking to toast Mao Zedong, whose regime was also aiding Hanoi, and which, two decades before, had been killing GIs in the thousands in Korea.
The state is a cold monster, said Gen. De Gaulle.
Which brings us to Iran. Should we accept a deal, with a regime as abhorrent as the Ayatollah’s, that would deny that regime a nuclear weapon for 10 to 15 years?
For many of the moral arguments against such a deal also applied to the Soviet Union and Mao’s China in the Nixon-Kissinger era.
What are Iran’s crimes against America?
Tehran held 52 U.S. hostages for the last 444 days of the Carter presidency. Iran’s allies in Lebanon were behind the bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut where 241 Americans perished. Iran is said to have been behind the terror attack on Khobar Towers in Riyadh in 1996 that killed 19 Americans. Iran provided IEDs to Shiite militias who killed hundreds of Americans in the Iraq war and wounded and maimed many more.
From their side, Iranians say the CIA overthrew a democratic government in Tehran in 1953, and imposed upon them the dictatorship of the Shah for a quarter century. Moreover, the U.S., in the Iran-Iraq war in the Reagan era, helped Iraq’s army target Iranian forces, not only with conventional weapons but poison gas.
There is good cause for bad blood between us.
Yet, compared to Mao’s nuclear-armed China in the madness of the Cultural Revolution in 1972, and Leonid Brezhnev’s USSR, Iran, as a strategic threat to the United States, is not even a 97-pound weakling.
The U.S. economy is 40 times as large as Iran’s, and we spend 40 times as much on defense. We have thousands of nuclear weapons. Iran has yet to produce an ounce of weapons-grade uranium.
Downing Iran’s air force and sinking her surface ships and submarines would be a few weeks’ work for the U.S. Navy and Air Force.
This is not to suggest a war with Iran would be a cakewalk. We could expect Iran’s fleets of fast missile boats to wreak havoc in the Gulf, closing it down to oil tankers, and terrorist attacks on U.S. personnel in Baghdad’s Green Zone, Beirut and perhaps on U.S. soil.
In an all-out U.S.-Iran war, Iran could break apart, with ethnic minorities like Kurds, Azeris and Baluch seeking to get out from under Persian rule, as Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan have all broken down to some degree along tribal and sectarian lines.
That would deepen the disaster for us and the Middle East.
On the other side of the balance sheet, are there major interests that the U.S. and Iran share, places where we can find common ground?
Surely, the first is the avoidance of war, which would further destabilize the Mideast, be a disaster for the world economy, and leave Iran a disintegrating wreck. Another common interest is in a secure and open Persian Gulf, where oil can flow freely to the West.
Third, Iran is now a critical ally of a Baghdad regime in whose survival we, too, have a stake. Fourth, Iran is also critical to the survival of the Syrian regime and preventing ISIS and al-Nusra Front from bringing down Bashar Assad and taking Damascus.
We have enemies in common.
Moreover, as the largest Shiite nation in the Middle East, and most populous nation in the Persian Gulf, Iran, absent a ruinous war, is going to become a regional power. When Bush 43 smashed Iran’s great rival, overthrew the regime of Saddam Hussein, then disbanded the Sunni-led Iraqi army, “W” guaranteed it.
This month, a Republican Congress will vote to reject the Iranian nuclear deal that Europe, Russia, China and the Gulf Arabs regard as done. While the GOP may muster the votes to reject it, they lack the votes to override an Obama veto of their rejection.
And if and when the GOP goes down to defeat, they ought to ask themselves: Do they wish to accept and enforce the terms that were negotiated? Or do they wish to cry foul, demand a new deal, and start voting new sanctions on Iran that the world will ignore and that will isolate their own country?
How the GOP handles its coming defeat will tell us whether they have learned from the failures of Bush and can now run the country
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When the revival of 1858 broke out in the United States it is reported that 50,000 New Yorkers were converted from March to May - a period of three months. During that single year the number of reported conversions throughout the country reached an average of 50,000 a week for a period of two years. There were 10,000 additions to church membership weekly. By actual count, over one million persons were added to the churches in that brief period.
When the revival of 1858 broke out in the United States it is reported that 50,000 New Yorkers were converted from March to May - a period of three months. During that single year the number of reported conversions throughout the country reached an average of 50,000 a week for a period of two years. There were 10,000 additions to church membership weekly. By actual count, over one million persons were added to the churches in that brief period. Just to read such figures makes us long for a similar visitation in our time.
REVIVAL by Pastor Robert K. Teske
Tomorrow: Part 2S: The "What" of Revival
James 2:1-26 (Good News Translation)
God’s Wise Word
James 2:1-26: James warns his readers against making distinctions between the rich and the poor, and he argues that one’s faith is demonstrated by one’s actions. He lifts up Abraham and Rahab as examples of those whose faith and actions worked together.
Today’s Scripture: James 2:26
So then, as the body without the spirit is dead, also faith without actions is dead.
Warning against Prejudice
1My friends, as believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, you must never treat people in different ways according to their outward appearance.2Suppose a rich man wearing a gold ring and fine clothes comes to your meeting, and a poor man in ragged clothes also comes.3If you show more respect to the well-dressed man and say to him, “Have this best seat here,” but say to the poor man, “Stand over there, or sit here on the floor by my feet,”4then you are guilty of creating distinctions among yourselves and of making judgments based on evil motives.
5Listen, my dear friends! God chose the poor people of this world to be rich in faith and to possess the kingdom which he promised to those who love him.6But you dishonor the poor! Who are the ones who oppress you and drag you before the judges? The rich!7They are the ones who speak evil of that good name which has been given to you.
8 You will be doing the right thing if you obey the law of the Kingdom, which is found in the scripture, “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”9But if you treat people according to their outward appearance, you are guilty of sin, and the Law condemns you as a lawbreaker.10Whoever breaks one commandment is guilty of breaking them all.11 For the same one who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not commit murder.” Even if you do not commit adultery, you have become a lawbreaker if you commit murder.12Speak and act as people who will be judged by the law that sets us free.13For God will not show mercy when he judges the person who has not been merciful; but mercy triumphs over judgment.
Faith and Actions
14My friends, what good is it for one of you to say that you have faith if your actions do not prove it? Can that faith save you?15Suppose there are brothers or sisters who need clothes and don't have enough to eat.16What good is there in your saying to them, “God bless you! Keep warm and eat well!”—if you don't give them the necessities of life?17So it is with faith: if it is alone and includes no actions, then it is dead.
18But someone will say, “One person has faith, another has actions.” My answer is, “Show me how anyone can have faith without actions. I will show you my faith by my actions.”19Do you believe that there is only one God? Good! The demons also believe—and tremble with fear.20You fool! Do you want to be shown that faith without actions is useless? 21 How was our ancestor Abraham put right with God? It was through his actions, when he offered his son Isaac on the altar.22Can't you see? His faith and his actions worked together; his faith was made perfect through his actions.23 And the scripture came true that said, “Abraham believed God, and because of his faith God accepted him as righteous.” And so Abraham was called God's friend.24You see, then, that it is by our actions that we are put right with God, and not by our faith alone.
25 It was the same with the prostitute Rahab. She was put right with God through her actions, by welcoming the Israelite spies and helping them to escape by a different road.
26So then, as the body without the spirit is dead, also faith without actions is dead.
Have you ever witnessed someone being mistreated because of their outward appearance or because they were poor? If so, what did you do? Why does James emphasize linking faith with actions? What did you learn from the examples of Abraham and Rahab? (You can read their stories in the Old Testament in Genesis 15:1-6, 22:1-19, and Joshua 2:1-24, 6:22-25.)
Merciful God, help me to see others through your eyes of love and teach me not to pass judgment on others based on outward appearance. Strengthen my faith and embolden me to act in ways that will advance your Kingdom. Amen.
Those experiencing discrimination
James 3:1-18: James admonishes his readers to be mindful of their speech.
September 2, 2015
George D. Boardman, D.D. (1828-1903), born in Burma to young missionary parents, George and Sarah Boardman, followed his father's footsteps into Christian ministry, studying at Brown and Newton Theological Institution. He took his first pastorate in 1855 at the Baptist Church in Barnwell, South Carolina. His convictions regarding human slavery led him to the 2nd Baptist Church in Rochester, NY, then, in 1864, the First Church of Philadelphia, where he served for 30 years.
George D. Boardman, D.D. (1828-1903), born in Burma to young missionary parents, George and Sarah Boardman, followed his father's footsteps into Christian ministry, studying at Brown and Newton Theological Institution. He took his first pastorate in 1855 at the Baptist Church in Barnwell, South Carolina. His convictions regarding human slavery led him to the 2nd Baptist Church in Rochester, NY, then, in 1864, the First Church of Philadelphia, where he served for 30 years. From his brief article, "The Scriptural Doctrine of the Blood."
"Blood" is one of the characteristic, regent words of Scripture, occurring in it more than four hundred times. A word so recurrent must mean something fundamental. In fact, it is the blood of Christ which is the basis of Christianity, the very pivot of the Christian religion.
Moses forbad the eating of blood: "For the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar, to make an atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul" (Lev 17:11). "The life (soul) of the flesh is in the blood."… How thoroughly the idea that blood is the seat of life has taken possession of the race is evident… The word "blood" occurs 731 times in Shakespeare's plays… (Similarly often in the ancient classics).
So the Scriptural writers: "The voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto Me from the ground"; "Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God"; "Precious shall their blood be in His sight"; "All the righteous blood shed upon the earth from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zachariah the son of Barachiah"; "I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood." "How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost Thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?" The blood being thus instinctively conceived as the seat of life, and so the representative of the soul or person, no wonder that blood has ever been regarded as a sacred thing. Here is the secret of the Mosaic prohibition to eat blood, a prohibition frequently repeated, and in vss. 10-14 with solemn minuteness of detail. The blood being regarded as the symbol and home of the personality, to eat it was to be guilty of sacrilegious cannibalism… (Boardman, read all at BibleHub.com)
The blood of 56 million innocent unborn children, slaughtered "legally" since 1973, like Abel's, cries out to God. Among them are the millions decapitated and mutilated by Planned Parenthood, their body parts sold for profit, while U.S. Taxpayers mindlessly funds half of the group's giant budget. Part of repentance is defunding Planned Parenthood. Our nation's only hope is in repentance and the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
With lazy August vacations have come a slackening in viewership of The Center for Medical Progress' groundbreaking video Planned Parenthood exposé. With number 8 of a promised 12, viewers may be sick of the horrors that they see going on behind closed doors at Planned Parenthood. But if we refuse this opportunity to stop taxpayer funding of an organization that practices such evil (we taxpayers fund half of the abortion giant's enormous budget) while the nation has been awakened to these horrors, we will be a sorry. Only God knows the degree to which growing violence in America is the result of our 42 years of sowing abortion violence. But we know Scripture warns that God is not mocked and we will reap what we have sown (Gal 6:7): who knows to what degree destroyed lives, broken homes, epidemic sexual immorality, etc. are related to our sowing of abortion. But we are beginning to see a radical increase in murder and violence across America, and many believe it is a direct product of our national sin of abortion. House leaders are discussing a plan to vote to freeze funding for Planned Parenthood this fall. And the Senate has reserved the right to vote on their defunding bill a second time.
But Pro-lifers who understand the politics fear that the GOP leadership will not take a risk to push the bill through by attaching it to must-pass legislation such as the Continuing Resolution (CR) which would authorize spending and borrowing to keep the federal government running. They fear that the President would rather shut down the government than stop funding Planned Parenthood -- then blame Republicans. A simple vote on a stand-alone bill to defund, then facing a presidential veto, then failing to override would be business as usual and caving in to the President. Experts believe Republicans must exercise the political will to stop this evil once for all, even as many state governors and legislatures are doing so. Meanwhile at least 3 states have defunded Planned Parenthood and 13 are conducting investigations since the exposé began.
In the wake of claims Planned Parenthood is “monetizing” the body parts of unborn children, Liberty Counsel Action is demanding Congress Investigate and Defund Planned Parenthood (PPH).
The immoral and despicable nature of Planned Parenthood’s real agenda has once again been caught on tape for the world to see. And while PPH is crying “foul,” Members of Congress and citizens are demanding a full investigation and an end to taxpayers funding of its gruesome practices and procedures.
In the recent undercover videos once again exposing the horrific and immoral practices of PPH, the idea that a taxpayer-funded organization like PPH would seek revenue from the body parts of unborn children is beyond barbaric – it is criminal!
That’s why, as a concerned American citizen, I am calling on the United States Congress to fully and thoroughly investigate the practices and procedures of Planned Parenthood, and put an end to all federal funding of Planned Parenthood!
Demand Congress “Investigate and Defund Planned Parenthood” Now!
Luke gives us a beautiful description of fellowship in times of revival. After the Holy Spirit had come with renewing wind and refining fire, we read that the disciples "continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers" (Acts 2:42).
No less than seven aspects of this fellowship of revival are mentioned in Acts 2:42-47:
There was the fellowship of divine energy- "Many wonders and signs were done by the apostles" (2:43). When God is at work in a fellowship of believers there is always the evidence of the miraculous- "wonders and signs." Our problem is that we have come to feel that so much of our church life must be explainable in human terms. It may be helpful to become computerized, organized, and publicized but so often we become efficiently dead because we are so suspicious of the miraculous or the supernatural.
There was the fellowship of divine unity- "All who believed were together" (2:44). Nothing pleases God more than the unity of His people. That is why the psalmist exclaims, "How good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!" for there the oil of fragrance, the dew of freshness, and the blessing of fullness are poured out in abundant measure (Psalm 133).
There was the fellowship of divine charity- They "had all things in common; and they sold their possessions and goods and distributed them to all, as any had need" (2:44,45). How heartwarming it is when a revival of caring and sharing pervades the people of God! Unfortunately, the opposite is what we usually see today. Materialism, possessiveness and selfishness keep us from true love and fellowship.
There was the fellowship of divine constancy- "Day by day [they attended] the temple together" (2:46). There was no problem in church attendance, either at the prayer meeting or at the Bible Study. Only revival can solve the problem of empty churches today.
There was the fellowship of divine radiancy- "They partook of food with glad...hearts" (2:46). That word "glad" describes exuberant joy. One of the fruits of true revival, down through the centuries, has been this quality of joy. We have plenty of superficial or circumstantial happiness and shallow merriment, but so little true joy in the Holy Spirit.
There was the fellowship of divine purity- "They...did eat their meat with...singleness of heart" (2:46). The word "singleness" occurs only here in the New Testament. It comes from apheles and means "free from rock, stones or grit." It suggests the thought of purity from anything which creates friction in personal or communal life. There was a transparency and openness with God and with one another. Here was a fellowship of believers walking in the light under an unclouded Heaven with the ungrieved, unquenched Holy Spirit filling their lives.
There was the fellowship of divine liberty. They were found "praising God and having favor with all the people [they were uninhibited in their witness]. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved" (2:47). This is what happens when God visits His people in a spiritual awakening.
REVIVAL by Pastor Robert K. Teske
Tomorrow: Part 2R: The "What" of Revival
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